Only Cottage Foods may be prepared at home. Cottage Food Laws and Information can be found here.
Cottage Food FAQs
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This depends. Anyone inside of Wichita County must have a permit to sell or give away food to the general public, unless the food falls under the Texas Cottage Food Law.
Cottage Foods that may be produced are: a baked good that is not a time and temperature control for safety (TCS) food, candy, coated and uncoated nuts, unroasted nuts butters, fruit butters, a canned jam or jelly, a fruit pie, dehydrated fruit or vegetables, including dried beans, popcorn and popcorn snacks, cereal, including granola, dry mix, vinegar, pickled fruit or vegetables, including beets and carrots, that are preserved in vinegar, brine, or similar solution at an equilibrium pH values of 4.6 or less, mustard, roasted coffee or dry tea, a dried herb or dried herb mix, plant-based acidified canned goods, fermented vegetable products, including products that are refrigerated to preserve quality, frozen raw and uncut fruit or vegetables, or any other food that is not a time and temperature control for safety food.
Yes, you need to come to the Health District for a permit.
Different chemicals used in sanitation have different requirements. It is important to read the label on your chemical and follow its application for its specific use. Do not use chemicals in any manor other that those specifically listed on the label. This is for your safety?
Unless the same guest is staying more than one night, the sheets and towels should be changed after each guest leaves. Towels should be supplied as needed.